New tweak based on Sentry’s ‘fan out app grouping’ concept coming soon

By , Jun 15, 2013

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The news cycle was completely dominated by iOS 7 this week. As most of you know, Apple took the wraps off of its next generation mobile operating system on Monday during its WWDC keynote. And good or bad, people can’t stop talking about it.

But that doesn’t mean things have quieted down on the jailbreak front—it’s just the opposite. Caughtinflux, an iOS developer and one half of the group A3Tweaks, announced this week that him and Sentry have a new jailbreak tweak in the works.

And it looks awesome…

As noted by iFans, Caughtinflux tweeted out a sneak preview of the tweak, which he says is ‘coming soon.’ The tweak hasn’t been given a name yet, but it’s based on a concept that Sentry posted to his dribble account called ‘fan out app grouping.’

From the short demonstration, it looks like the tweak aims to change how users group apps together. Forget folders, with this tweak you’ll be able to hide 4 apps behind an icon on your Home screen. And a quick swipe down on that icon reveals them.

The example in the top image shows how you could use the tweak to hide third party camera apps behind the stock Camera app icon. So while only the stock app icon shows up on your Home screen, the third party apps are just a quick swipe away.

I personally love the concept, as I like to keep my iPhone’s Home screen looking clean, but I also use a lot of third party apps. With this tweak, it looks like I’ll be able to do both. And the cool fan-out animation of the apps is just icing on the cake.

There’s no word on when exactly the package will be available. But as usual, we’ll let you know as soon as we have more details.

So, what do you think?

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  • Osama Muhammed

    like the idea

  • crazy_moo

    OOO!! Take my money :) and dont limit the apps, I am an app junkie.

  • Albert

    bye bye Velox, hello whatever this tweak is called… lol

    • rasengan720 .

      I wouldn’t entirely be sure of that.. The functionality of these tweaks completely differ and from the looks of it they’d actually look better when both work hand in hand

  • Muhammad

    I’m throwing money at the screen but nothing is happening

    • Liam Mulcahy

      lol

    • Omar D. Plumey

      Hilarious.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Looks cool

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Great idea! No more permanent hiding of the stock apps by Springtomize…they’ll just be a swipe away when wanted once in a while

  • Jay Lopez

    Remember not to trust A3tweaks they DONOT support there tweaks and when you have a compatibility issue they don’t respond to requests for help

    • Rickm_jr

      Actually I’ve found them to be quite responsive in the updates in regards to our issues. Too bad I lost my jailbreak and can’t enjoy their products for another few months

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Yes but iOS 7 with jailbreak will be amazing!!!

      • Rickm_jr

        Yeah that’s what “enjoy their products for another few months” implies, lol

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Yeah. I understand. I lost my jailbreak too. And if your wondering why I’m replying on this one it’s because discus isn’t working right on reply with iPhone. Sad. I tired replying and ended up giving you 2 dislikes. Sorry. Lol

  • Gorgonphone

    Very interesting

  • Marnix Robyns

    this is a good tweak, it makes you feel like you always needed it even tho you didn’t even know it

  • Leviscus Tempris

    I have this done on my iPod with folder enhancer at full transparency and no folder name. Works good.

  • Chuck Finley

    OMG FOUR APPS BEHIND ONE ICON?! OMG HOW AMAZING.

    Oh wait, that’s terrible.

    • Mistrjon

      Thank you for your thoughtful contribution to this thread.

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Let me translate for validation:

        “If the apps are behind other icons. How would we know they are there? Why have them hidden by grouping them when we can use folders instead?”

        I hope that’s what he meant. Lol

      • Chuck Finley

        That, and the fact that Folders can store more icons. This tweak is like shooting yourself in the foot.

      • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

        “How would we know they are there?” Uhh, because you put them there?

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Maybe because I like to have my icons all visible. I like the concept but still like the folder preview of what’s contained.

  • Hmmmm?

    I don’t know…seems kinda pointless. Infinifolders is more conveinient.

    • James

      together with foldericons

  • Mr.Ocean

    I would LOVE if the icons included in the group would show under the main icon like a little stack – just like in the WWDC 2013 logo!
    If this is the style is included I’m sold!! :) Hope the devs. are reading this!

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Cool concept but this is one of those tweaks that I’ll eventually forget about until I accidentally invoke it.

  • Terence McLeod

    Sounds great!!! My only concern is that it may conflict with Velox.

  • Kyle Adams

    Looks like launch center pro.

  • idipps

    The new stack for IOS!!!! “nice”.

  • Cesar D

    Shut up and take my money, shuck

  • Huntz

    Want this so bad.

  • mkOS

    Don’t really see The point Of this.

  • mav3rick

    Very nice idea! Looking for it.

  • sadaN

    How about improving the ones already half-developed?
    Such as allowing Velox to work with apps within folders…

  • Steven Pedraza

    What happened to this tweak, why wasn’t it released?